Job Fair at Joint Base Lewis McChord

American Lake Conference Center

8085 NCO Beach Road

Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA 98433

Job Fair at Joint Base Lewis McChord

March 30, 2023

11:00 AM
March 30, 2023 3:00 PM Pacific
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  • Exhibitor

    $1,495

    • Exhibition booth
    • 2 Representatives
    • Listing in exhibitor list
    • Unlimited manual job postings on RecruitMilitary job board for up to 30 days
    • * $960 special for certified small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for veteran-owned small-businesses
      (50 or fewer employees)
    • * $960 special for local public safety organizations
    • * $960 special for US Government Entities

At a Veteran Job Fair, you can begin the selection process with what is normally one of the final stages of a face-to-face meeting with the candidate. We present these events in cooperation with leading corporations, news media, industry associations, veterans organizations, and government agencies. All Veteran Job Fairs take place in major military markets. To attract job candidates to the fairs, we promote the events intensively to our huge database of registered candidates, and we run display ads in major newspapers in the areas where they will take place.

Why Hire Veterans?

If you are not familiar with hiring veterans, we would like to share three reasons why military personnel will make great employees for your organization:

  • Well-trained. Veterans possess skills that are critical for an organization to succeed. They are trained to be mission-oriented and to work as a team. They possess critical skills for organizational success including discipline, responsibility, respect, and unparalleled work ethic.
  • Skills that overlap. Veterans have been trained in specific skills that greatly overlap civilian work. Whether driving an 18-wheel tractor-trailer or leading an organization in an executive position, the military provides people with the training to be successful in trades, as well as the experience and conditioning required for management positions.
  • Diverse backgrounds. The military employs a highly diverse workforce. Approximately 45% of our candidates are women and/or ethnic minorities, enabling you to connect with skilled and diverse candidates through our events.

Facility Access Information

EXHIBITORS - Individual Representative Access
Joint Base Lewis-McChord requires a pre-approved "Access Roster" be submitted by RecruitMilitary prior to the event date. Roster MUST include ALL attendees who do not have a Military ID or CAC. Roster MUST include ALL attendees who do not have a Military ID or CAC. The deadline to submit roster information for these individuals is 11:00 PST Tuesday, February 28th.

You can securely submit your information for the Base Access Roster HERE.

Company representatives who did not provide their information on the roster, and who do not have a current Military ID or CAC, should allow extra time the morning of the event to go to the Visitor Center to be screened for base access. The JBLM Visitor Center is located at Exit 120 off I-5 near Liberty Gate. The hours are 0500 – 2200 daily. Please allow plenty of time for processing.

ALL ATTENDEES without current CAC or military ID, including those who submitted info on the base access roster, MUST stop at the JBLM Visitor Control Center the morning of the event. Please review acceptable documentation below and ensure you have it available for review.

The JBLM Visitor Control Center is located at Exit 120 off I-5 near Liberty Gate. The hours are 0500 – 2200 daily.

Per base regulations, no Educational Entities may participate in this event.

Acceptable Access Documentation
All exhibitors must possess the following item(s) or you will not be allowed access to the military installation or the Job Fair:


  1. Military Identification Card (Active, Reserve/Guard, Retiree ID) OR Civilian/Contractor CAC Card) OR Non-military photo ID.
  2. Current and compliant current driver’s license. See the following link for states with compliant licenses: REAL ID STATES.
  3. Current automobile registration or rental car contract.
  4. Current proof of automobile insurance or rental car contract.
  5. If your driver’s license, passport or other identification has expired or is no longer valid you "WILL NOT" be allowed to enter the post.
  6. As part of security measures on a military post your vehicle may be subject to inspection. This is part of the security measures against any terrorist threats. Please cooperate with security and their mission.

(NOTE: All military installations and facilities reserve the right to refuse admittance to any installation or military facility. RecruitMilitary is not responsible for local installation policies and cannot grant access or override installation policies.)

American Lake Conference Center

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Venue Information

BEFORE THE EVENT

  • Attending Representatives should log in to their Event Portal prior to event day to ensure they have access.

  • Organizations' Attending Representative(s) will receive an email the morning of the event to begin event check-in. The check-in process is electronic and your event pass will be displayed on your phone. We strongly recommend arriving with your device fully charged.

  • Clients requiring access to electric should contact RecruitMilitary in advance to make payment and should bring their own power strips and extension cords. Without prior notification and payment, there is no guarantee electric will be provided.

  • No outside food & beverage may be distributed without prior approval. Please reach out to RecruitMilitary for approval process.

  • We always encourage all attendees to check back 24-48 hours prior to the event to view the most up to date instructions/directions.

AT THE EVENT

  • The Job Fair will take place in the Evergreen Ballroom.

  • Exhibitor set up is between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • Coffee will be available at 9:00 a.m. in a designated area with RecruitMilitary "Exhibitors Only" signage.

  • There will be two assigned windows of time for the Exhibitors lunch. Each exhibitor will receive their assigned time at check-in.

  • As is the case at most military installations, Wi-Fi can be spotty. RecruitMilitary will have hotspots in the event space, but consistent access cannot be guaranteed. Exhibitors who require constant access are encouraged to bring their own hotspot.

Shipping Instructions

Due to venue regulations and/or limitations, Exhibitors are asked to ship items into and out of their hotel.

RecruitMilitary Shipping Policy: In ALL situations, exhibitors are responsible for management and payment of their own shipping needs. Any fees incurred by RecruitMilitary for shipping associated with an exhibitor will be passed on to that exhibitor for payment. These fees and management of the shipping process are the sole responsibility of the client/exhibitor.

Parking Information

FREE parking is available immediately outside of the venue.

Attendees who already have a Military ID:

• From Seattle take I-5 South and take Exit 120.
• Keep right at the fork and merge onto 41st Division Drive
• Turn right on San Francisco Ave.
• Take immediate right onto NCO Beach Rd.
• The Conference Center will be 0.8 miles down on your left.


Attendees without a Military ID -- will be required to go to the Visitor Center BEFORE proceeding to the American Lake Conference Center:
Directions to Visitor's Center:
* From Seattle take I-5 South and take exit 120.
* Stay left on the fork and take the second exit that goes around and under the freeway.
* Merge onto 41st Division Drive
* The Visitor Center will be 0.2 miles on the right.

Directions to Venue from Visitor's Center:
* Go LEFT out of the Visitor’s Center (away from the Main Gate – which will be on your right as you leave parking lot)
* Proceed under I-5 to North Fort Gate
* Turn Right onto San Francisco Rd
* Immediately turn Right onto NCO Beach Rd
* Venue will be down on the LEFT about a 1 to 1.5 miles
* You will bear left to enter the parking lot (the road splits and oncoming traffic has a stop sign)
* If you miss that, you can continue straight and turn left at the next entrance.

A map with directions to the venue can be found HERE.

The Hire More Heroes Act is misguided. There is no veterans’ unemployment crisis.

“Americans may be shocked to learn that there is no veterans’ unemployment crisis. The unemployment rate in 2014 for post-9/11 veterans was 7.2 percent, the lowest level in seven years of tracking these veterans. ”

What Government Should Actually Do To Support Veterans' Employment

“The latest crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs has called into question again the proper role of government in the care of our veterans. Whereas healthcare is clearly in shambles, veterans’ employment is another realm in which well-meaning government involvement has been inefficient at best and ineffective or counterproductive at worst. ”

Employment and Returning Veterans

“Peter Gudmundsson talked about the availability of jobs for returning service members.”

Beyond Altruism

“Among the fondest memories Peter Gudmundsson ’85 has of his three years as an active-duty U.S. Marine officer was the time in 1987 when, off the coast of Vietnam, he stood on the deck of a U.S. Navy ship looking up at the Soviet planes flying overhead. What was particularly memorable, he says, was not the plane flying overhead, but the reaction of the men in his platoon”

Money For Lunch

“Money for Lunch host Bert Martinez interviewed Peter Gudmundsson. Discussed veteran hiring.”

Helping veterans overcome job search challenges

“Mike Rollins is featured on America Now. Recently, America Now visited a RecruitMilitary job fair held at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ”

TN veterans face tough battle to find employment

“By Naomi Snyder Terry Pack was an aircraft mechanic serving in the Army in Iraq, spending two of the last six years in combat overseas. Now that he's done his service for the country, he can't even get a job doing oil changes at Sears. "It's tough,'' said the unemployed Clarksville veteran, who was honorably discharged in January. "I've been looking for any job." A congressional hea...”

Veterans and Jobs

“Matt Murphy, RecruitMilitary's Senior VP of Business Development and Sales is a guest on Washington Journal to talk about a recent report that shows the jobless rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is over eleven percent. He talks about connecting employers, educational institutions, and franchisors to veterans because of their character, skills and training, diversity, and securi...”

When attendees registered for the Job Fair at Joint Base Lewis McChord, we asked them to let us know what fields they are interested in. The table below is a breakdown of those interests.

Interest Attendee Count Percentage
Management/Supervision 16 41%
Logistics / Transportation / Warehouse 16 41%
Project / Program Management 15 38%
Government 13 33%
Human Resources 12 30%
Education / Training 11 28%
Law Enforcement / Security 10 25%
Administrative / Clerical 10 25%
Business / Strategic Management 9 23%
Quality Assurance / Safety 9 23%
Customer Support / Client Care 8 20%
Marketing / Product Management 8 20%
IT / Software Development 7 17%
Biotech / R&D / Science 6 15%
Medical / Health 6 15%
Sales / Business Development 5 12%
Aviation / Aerospace 5 12%
Editorial / Writing 5 12%
Maintenance / Installation / Repair 5 12%
Accounting / Finance / Insurance 5 12%
Retail 5 12%
Banking / Real Estate / Mortgage 4 10%
Electronics 4 10%
Legal 4 10%
Field Service 4 10%
Manufacturing / Operations 4 10%
Other 4 10%
Food Services / Hospitality 3 7%
Creative / Design 3 7%
Construction / Trades 3 7%
Part-time 3 7%
Engineering 2 5%

Who’s Registered?

RecruitMilitary events are very well organized and they encourage everyone to stop by each booth to check out all options. This fair is very professional. Top notch!
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Services recruiter
The job fair on JBLM reached far more potential candidates than off base events. Far better and well worth the investment in time and money.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Construction / Building Supplies recruiter
Variety of participants and their willingness to take your resume was great.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Army E-7
I truly loved the selected location. It is very convenient with plenty of free parking! Thank you!
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Army E-5
10/10...we have difficulty in locating personnel with electronics background. Good opportunity to meet qualified people and explain our needs and hiring methods.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Government recruiter
I use RecruitMilitary to find candidates all the time.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Financial Services recruiter
It is a valuable resource! In addition, it's an excellent opportunity to network! I thank all the supportive staff in your organization.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Army E-5
The participating vendors were very friendly. They really want to hire people with military experience/background.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Air Force E-6
DAV/RecruitMilitary is the best job fair event going right now in my opinion.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Education recruiter
There was much more purposeful engagement at this event than at other job fairs. Candidates are also mature and ready to find a great place to have a career.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Insurance recruiter
The DAV RecruitMilitary job fair provides service members and veterans a tremendous opportunity to network with a variety of organizations in their career search.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Branch / Rank not indicated
It was great to connect and network with professionals. They were helpful and offered lots of information and viable pathways for me to take on what I was looking for. They even followed up a day later.
Joint Base Lewis McChord -- Army E-5

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